ECW: Morrison returns, faces Punk
MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on ECW: How is ECW Champion CM Punk after his beatdown at
hands of Big Daddy V at No Mercy? Well, after this week's edition of
Sci-Fi, he's not feeling much better, as the former champ returned to
Punk a Motor City beatdown.
And we are LIVE! from my hometown, the Motor City, Detroit, Mich. as
city hosts its first WWE event since WrestleMania 23 in early April. We
an immediate graphic telling us that tonight, we'll see CM Punk battle
returning John Morrison.
And they waste no time, taking us to our first match:
Match #1 - Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker/Harlem, NY) vs. Tommy
(w/black bandana/Yonkers, NY)
This is a rematch of last weeks "match" where Big Daddy stole the No
Mercy title shot from Dreamer after general manager Armando Estrada
new contestant into the Elimination Chase.
The match is all V early on, as you would imagine and he finishes it
the big elbow. *YAWN* Was there a point to that?
Winner via pinfall: Big Daddy V
Tonight! Balls Mahoney vs. The Miz! Also, CM Punk vs. John
Match #2 - Kevin Thorn (Phoenix, Ariz.) vs. James Curtis
Squash city continues in this match, as Thorn essentially dominates
before hitting Original Sin for the three count.
Winner via pinfall: Kevin Thorn
Am I watching WWF Wrestling Challenge or am I watching ECW?
Hey, a preview for The Condemned...we haven't seen this a million
But now they make up for it because it's time for The Miz
Match #3 - The Miz (Cleveland, Ohio) vs. Balls Mahoney (Nutley,
Tazz asserts that Miz is "big pimpin'" by owning the contracts of
Exposť. Kelly is clearly rooting for Balls on the outside (did I really
type that?). Inside the ring, the action is going back-and-forth before
Balls starts firing up with the Balls Punches and a body slam before he
distracted by Kelly going to the outside and is pushed off the apron
the announce table.
Winner via countout: The Miz
Post-match, Kelly is checking on Balls on the outside while Miz
the Balls Bear and goes to offer it to Kelly before executing the best
seen on WWE television since Gene Snitsky punted a fake baby into the
in 2004 (still one of my all-time favorite RAW moments, by the way).
replay reveals the great distance that the bear got. Maybe Miz should
out for the Lions.
Still to come...CM Punk vs. John Morrison!
Match #4 - John Morrison (Los Angeles, Calif.) vs. CM Punk
Punk is out with his ribs taped and that is pretty much the story of
match early on. Punk tries some offense, but is limited by his ribs.
culminated in Punk looking to suplex Morrison onto the steel steps,
have Morrison reverse and lift Punk up and send him ribs-first onto the
Punk is just getting worked over as Morrison is throwing everything
the kitchen sink at those injured ribs. But finally, Punk gets going,
still limited by the ribs, as they are slowing him down after every
Morrison hits his big kick, but only gets two. Morrison goes up top,
doesn't get up in time and Punk grabs him, but Morrison escapes and
Punk in the ribs and follows up with a jumping kick to the head, but
gets two. Punk eventually goes to the top with his back to the ring but
crotched by Morrison. Morrison grabs him and nails a...well, I don't
know what to call it. He has Punk in a reverse DDT position and
suplex with Punk landing right on his ribs. It's academic from there,
Morrison gets the three count and a victory over the champ.
Winner via pinfall: John Morrison
Well, gang, the second half of the show tried to make up for the
half, but it was a difficult thing to try and do. This was not one of
best efforts, to say the least. Hopefully, they can put a better effort
there next week.
Come on, people! Doesn't anyone care about ECW? Send Matt e-mail
ECW/wrestling/hockey at email@example.com. And if you're
interested in mixed martial arts, check out Matt's weekly podcast - Lights Out Radio.
Should be a good one!